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Does anyone know what this is please?

George VI 2 and a half pence stamp

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Jon Craig-Tyler 101/12/2018 18:31:47
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Hi, I'm having trouble finding this stamp on any Google search and wondered if anyone here might know something about it.

Thanks in advance for any info.

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Alex02/12/2018 07:44:44
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Hi,

It is a British stamp in pretty poor condition. It was issued in June 1946 (as part of the Victory set) and is catalogued as SG 491 and should be in ultramarine.

David Shouksmith02/12/2018 08:42:58
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Yes, as Alex says, this stamp is one of a pair (the other stamp is SG492, 3d violet) issued on 11th June 1946. The pair are generally referred to as the 'Victory' set although your stamp looks like it's been through the war rather than celebrating the end of it. Interestingly, perhaps, my Stanley Gibbons Windsor album refers to the pair as being issued to mark 'Peace Commemoration' rather than 'Victory' so more in the spirit of reconciliation than triumphalism.

Anyway, two dealers I use have the complete set for sale in unmounted mint condition at 10p and 20p - yer pays yer money and takes yer choice. Mind you, the pair (stamps, not dealers!) in good condition on an FDC would be much more valuable. Hope that helps...

Edited By David Shouksmith on 02/12/2018 08:43:30

Edited By David Shouksmith on 02/12/2018 08:45:53

Jon Craig-Tyler 102/12/2018 11:33:11
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Thanks for your help both, that's answered my question.

Jon Craig-Tyler 102/12/2018 11:33:11
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Thanks for your help both, that's answered my question.

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